The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a women's only fishing tournament in Port Aransas, Texas benefiting the Women's Shelter of South Texas.

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a qualify tournament for the Offshore World Championship.



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Tournament History

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  

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Photo Gallery

The anglers of the TWAT tournament are always sure to entertain with their festive pirate garb & decorated boats. Get inspiration for the 2015 pirate/throw back theme and admire the ladies creative work from previous years. 

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Women's Shelter 

Money raised provides free, comprehensive support services for men, women, and children in the Women’s Shelter of South Texas’ twelve-county service area, which includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties.

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49 boats // 44 Sailfish // 18 White Marlins // 4 Blue Marlins // $430,000 in Cash Pot Awards

Overall Winner:  Standaman with 710 points

Second Place Overall Winner:  Rebecca with 614.75 points

Dorado:  First Place – Marilyn Atkins on the Mojo – 25.65 pounds //  Second Place – Jillian Doersam on the Pressure Tested– 25.25 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Rebecca Ramming on the Rebecca – 9.75 pounds  //  Second Place – Kelsey Howell on the Boomin’ It Up – 8.85 pounds

Wahoo:  First Place – Emily Petty on the Vanquish – 34.45 pounds // Second Place – Tracy Reed on the Cruzan for Bills – 29.35 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Sharon Smith, Laura Smith, & Heidi Cluck on the Standaman– 6 releases //  Second Place – Kim Lewis, Paula Miller, Jessica Worth on the Vanquish – 3 releases

White Marlin:  First Place – Debbie Tucker & Catherine Carr on the Mojo – 2 releases 12:23 //  Second Place – Courtney & Jessie Ferguson on the Big Torch  – 2 releases 3:18

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Kathleen Wyatt on the Doc Holiday– 1 release 7:48 //  Second Place – Brittany Oaiz on the Double Oak – 1 release 11:48

Best Dressed Captain:  Aaron Belcher on the Fin Stalker

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Wired Up (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Rebecca (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Big Torch  (Freeport, TX)